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President Obama says he and House speaker John Boehner are pretty close to a deal to keep the country from going over a fiscal cliff.
But addressing a press for a just under a minute this afternoon, Boehner says House Republicans will pass tax relief form nearly everyone in the US.
“Then the President will have a decision to me, he can call on a Senate Democrats to pass that bill, or he can be responsible for the largest tax increase in the American history.”
The President is urging law makers and his words appeal of the partisan war pend and strike a deal.
“ Up until about a couple of days ago, I feel look at it.
Ah, the Republicans, in the House with speaker John Boehner, I think were in the position to say we've gotten a fair deal.
The fact haven't taken yet is puzzling .”
Talks have come to a standstill just days before broad tax increases and steep spending cuts are schedule to take effect.
The Federal Trade Commission is clamping down on websites and mobile apps that collect information from children,
as NPR's M.C reports the FTC is updating a 99's year-ruled law, called the children's On-line Privacy Protection Act.
COPPA was passed in 1998 to stop website from asking kids under 13 for their names and addresses unless their parents give consent.
But these days, on-line services don't need to ask for the information, they can offer IDU just based on the the digital finger print of you device.
Now the FTC says that requires parental contest too if the device ID is use to build the profile on the child, or target him with behaviour advertising.
For instance, offering him a deal on a happy meal just because his phone is close to McDonald's.
Privacy groups have hail the announcement and some hope for similar limits on the use of personal information of a DOS, too. M.C ,NPR news.
A daughter of a cold war era military ruler has won presidential elections in South Korea to become the nation's first female leader.
NPR's Anthony Kuhn reports form Seoul that the candidate has representation the conservative ruling party from the right wing towards the center.
The Blue House street crowds celebrating Park Geun-Hye' victory, appeared to be predominantly in middle-aged than older.
People who would remember her father the late President Park Chung-hee, who left a legacy of rapid economic growth and solidary politics.
The 60-year-old Ms. Park won quest opposition candidate Moon Jae-in in a close race that produces 76% voters turn-out the highest in a decade.
Ms.Park said victory represented Korea's hopes for economic recovery.
She is promise to increase welfare spending and to negotiate with North Korea counterpart Kim Jong Un.
Anthony Kuhn, NPR news, Seoul.
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The panel that reviewed the deadly September 11th attacks in Benghazi, Libya is blaming the tragedy on insufficient security staffing.
Speaking to Congress today, Adm. Mike Mullen says State Department Bureaus hadn't assumed share responsibility for security, and that Libyan teams assigned back-up US personnel hadn't performed well.
He says the mission security fell through the cracks because buildings had been categorized as temporary residential facilities.
Defence Secretary leon Panetta has ordered a worldwide review of the hiring practices at the US military day-care centers, after two workers at Washington area center were charged with assaulting children and others were found to have criminal pasts.
NPR's Tom Bowman has more.
The Pentagon review are examining hiring practices at hundreds of military child-care centers around the world.
Following assault against children at Fort Myer Virginia outside Washington.
Two child-care workers were faced with multiple assault charges today in Federal court in Virginia, following their arrests in September.
They are accused of striking and dragging toddlers.
They arrest burden investigation.
And Pentagon officials says that some of the 30 child-care workers at the center were found have criminal records.
The center hassince closed and children were replaced in another child-care center 9 in Fort Myer.
Tom Bowman, NPR news, Washington.
An international investment bank has been ordered to pay more than 1.5 billion dollars in penalities in three nations.
The Justice Department says UBS Securities Japan were plead guilty to felony wire fraud and attempting to manipulate the interest rate.
I am Vinson Johnston , NPR news, Washington.